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Robinhood Pays $65 Million in Settlement with SEC

With the increasingly-popular FinTech app Robinhood allowing customers to buy and sell stocks without fees, how does the company make money? That question was at the heart of a Security and Exchange Commission complaint. As the New York Times reports, Robinhood has now agreed to pay a $65 million fine...

Cash Back App Slide Adds Crypto Payment Support Via BitPay

In recent months, cryptocurrencies have continued to creep into the mainstream consiousness. This includes a growing number of integrations allowing consumers to actually spend Bitcoin and other assets instead of merely holding them for investment reasons. The latest example of this is Slide, which is now partnering with BitPay to...

FinTech-as-a-Service Startup Unit Makes Its Debut

Despite numerous challenges, the FinTech industry has managed to have a fairly successful year. From significant funding rounds to major acquisitions, there was plenty of big and positive news to go around. Now, as the year nears an end, the disrupters may be seeing their own disruption as the startup...

Rakuten Network Powers Cashback Offers in Google Pay

Recently, Google Pay unveiled an overhauled app for both Android and iOS. With the update, the app took on a new focus toward personal finance, while also providing other services such as peer to peer payments. Now, Google Pay users will be able to earn cashback rewards for select retailers...

FinTech Step Announces $50 Million Round with Celebrity Participants

As 2020 draws to a close, it seems that FinTech deals aren't done just yet. Last week, the online banking platform Step announced it had raised $50 million. The Series B was led by Coatue with participation from Stripe, Crosslink Capital, Collaborative Fund, and Dreamers VC. Additionally, several celebrities have...

DoJ Okays Intuit's Credit Karma Acquisition, Credit Karma Tax Sale to Square

Back in February, Intuit announced plans to purchase the free credit score site Credit Karma for a whopping $7.1 billion. However, as always, the deal was subject to regulatory approval. Now, the company has revealed that it's entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice as well...

Insurtech Company Hippo Scores $350 Million Investment

Palo Alto-based insurtech startup Hippo just announced that it's raised another $350 million. The impressive raise comes exclusively from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited and brings the company's total funding to date to $709 million. Instead of being aside a letter, the round is being described as simply a "venture...